HOLLY BALLARD MARTZ
Martz utilizes text and found objects to examine patterns of behavior and thinking, confronting her own latent biases and those woven into our national fabric. Martz proposes that we use pattern recognition as a form of unlearning by highlighting patterns that have become so ingrained as to render them invisible. Only by acknowledging systems of oppression can we hope to challenge them and ultimately change them.
EQUAL PROTECTION BODY ARMOUR
pocket US constitutions, vinyl, aluminum rivets, stainless washers, metal snaps, velcro, thread; 26″ x 22″ x 4 1/2″; 2017
“The artist marks her territory, demands a reframing of initial perceptions and provides an invitation to dig deeper.”
— Amy Pleasant in Bust Magazine